By Dyan deNapoli
On June 23, 2000, a boat foundered off the coast of Cape city, South Africa. the realm within which it sank, positioned among of the most breeding colonies of the African penguin, threatened nearly 75,000 penguins, greater than forty percentage of the world’s inhabitants. inside hours after the send sank, seriously oiled penguins started to circulate ashore onto within reach islands and shorelines. As mom and dad have been not able to come to them, chicks left within the breeding colonies could slowly starve to dying. The quickly beaten penguin rehabilitation middle in Cape city positioned out a world demand support to the zoo and aquarium community, and deNapoli, a penguin keeper on the New England Aquarium, used to be one of the first crew to reach. Her firsthand account of the rescue of the oiled penguins (all of whom fought opposed to their rescuers), repeated washing of every poultry, force-feeding, and guano cleanup plunges the reader into the maelstrom of animal rescue and rehabilitation on one of these huge scale.
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Com Copyright ũ 2010 by way of Dyan deNapoli All rights reserved, together with the fitting to breed this publication or parts thereof in any shape whatever. for info tackle loose Press Subsidiary Rights division, 1230 road of the Americas, long island, new york 10020. First unfastened Press hardcover version October 2010 unfastened PRESS and colophon are emblems of Simon eight Schuster, Inc. for info approximately exact mark downs for bulk purchases, please touch Simon eight Schuster distinctive revenues at 1-866-506-1949 or business@simonandschuster. com. The Simon eight Schuster audio system Bureau can deliver authors on your reside occasion. for additional information or to booklet an occasion touch the Simon eight Schuster audio system Bureau at 1-866-248-3049 or stopover at our site at www. simonspeakers. com. Designed through Jill Putorti synthetic within the usa 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication facts DeNapoli, Dyan. ŠŠŠThe nice penguin rescue : 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring tale of the world舗s biggest animal rescue / Dyan deNapoli. ŠŠŠŠŠŠŠp. cm. ŠŠŠ1. African penguin舒Effect of oil spills on舒South Africa舒Atlantic Coast. 2. Oil spills and wildlife舒South Africa舒Atlantic Coast. three. natural world rescue舒South Africa舒Cape city area. four. natural world rehabilitation舒South Africa舒Cape city zone. five. DeNapoli, Dyan. I. identify. ŠŠŠQL696. S473D46 2010 ŠŠŠ639. 9舗78470968舒dc22ŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ2010017156 ISBN 978-1-4391-4817-4 ISBN 978-1-4391-5486-1 (ebook) Maps via Paul J. Pugliese. This ebook is devoted to my impressive mom and dad, Phyllis Carter deNapoli and Paul Angelo deNapoli, who've continually enjoyed, supported, and guided me. They have been shining examples of ways to regard others and the way to dwell a significant existence. They believed in me舒long earlier than I realized to think in myself舒and i'm who i'm due to them. i'm profoundly thankful to my notable mom; even though she is now in spirit, I nonetheless consider her loving presence on a daily basis. And to each one who labored so tirelessly to avoid wasting the penguins from the Treasure oil spill: thanks, from the ground of my middle. Contents Prologue: Black Waters舒Panic at Sea 1 Wing to Wing舒20,000 Oiled Penguins 2 Dolphin desires and Penguin Pursuits舒The Seeds Are Planted three Penguins舒Waddling Wonders four African Penguins舒A Species at the verge of collapse five catastrophe Strikes舒The Treasure Sinks 6 the massive Cleanup舒Oil, Oil in all places 7 Penguins in Crisis舒The global Responds eight An Impassioned Plea舒Getting the decision to aid nine Salt River舒Birth of a Rescue heart 10 The Grueling paintings Continues舒The Emotional and actual Toll eleven Angels in Oilskins舒12,500 committed Volunteers 12 Toothbrushes and Dishwashing Liquid舒Cleaning the Oiled Penguins thirteen Peter, Pamela, and Percy舗s lengthy Swim Home舒The international Anxiously Watches 14 Thirty-five Hundred Hungry Mouths to Feed舒Raising the deserted Chicks 15 SANCCOB舒Thigh Biting and different dangers sixteen theft at Gunpoint舒Our Allegiance Is verified 17 Leaving the Penguins Behind舒A tough Departure 18 wish at the Horizon舒The Penguins live to tell the tale and Thrive 19 Freedom for the rest Penguins舒The Rescue attracts to a detailed 20 The fortunate Survivors舒How Did They Fare?